There are certain things that you must do after being bitten by a dog. If you failed to do any of these things then you could severely jeopardize your case and end up costing yourself tens of thousands of dollarsT
Contact the animal control officer, dog warden or police
If you have been attacked were bitten by a dog you need to contact the local animal control officer, dog warden or police department. Someone will have to come out to investigate your case, interview witnesses, obtain information about the dog and dog owner, find out about the medical history and vaccination record of the dog and arrange for the dog to be quarantined.
You should also take pictures of the dog, the owner of the dog, the injury which you received from the bite and obtain as much information as possible about the dog owner, the dog, and any witnesses to the attack.
Get immediate medical attention
If your skin has been broken then you need to get immediate medical attention. One of the greatest risks that you can face is an infection. If your wound is not properly cared for and treated then you could run the very real risk of developing an infection which could create multiple additional problems for you.
If you have a significant wound that requires stitches you should insist that a plastic surgeon be called in to perform this work so that you can have somebody that is very specialized perform this type of procedure. This is especially true if the scar site is quite large and if it is in a prominent position. If you are told that there is no plastic surgeon available, you should wait until one is brought into the hospital.
Contact an experienced dog bite lawyer immediately
You should contact an experienced dog bite lawyer as soon as possible. You should do this before you speak with anyone from any insurance company. If you do not know what you should be doing or what you should not be going chances are that you will make a mistake which could literally end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars.
Do not wait until you have made a mistake in attempting to handle your own dog bite injury case. Contact a dog bite attorney at the earliest possible moment.
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